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Duty Planner and pre-application service

We can assist you through the planning process to deliver high quality schemes and encourage all applicants to discuss proposals before submitting a planning application.

For homeowner and small business applications, this helps you identify any areas that you may need to change to make the proposal acceptable. It also helps you to understand what information you need to submit to ensure we can accept your application.

While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your application, it's more likely to succeed if you speak to us before submission, taking on board our recommendations.

For major applications, we encourage all applicants to come in for early discussions to establish the development potential of a site before committing to detailed design work. We provide guidance on whether the site is suitable for development and the type of development would be appropriate. You can use this initial advice to inform further design work.

Types of pre-application advice 

Due to the current circumstances, we are able to provide advice only for the following types of schemes:

  • listed building advice
  • small and medium proposals (1 - 9 units / 99 - 999 sqm floorspace)
  • planning enforcement advice
  • major applications (10 units or more / 1000 sqm floorspace or more)

Our Duty Planner and pre-application service guidance explains the service we offer in detail.


Duty planner and pre-application service fees 

Booking and payment

Please email with full details of your request. 

Pay for a pre-app service